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Born in Brisbane (Australia) in 1999. Since 2017, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Dmitri Bashkirov. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Yamaha Pianos and Fundación Albéniz. He received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in 2019 and 2020. He has also been awarded first prize in his category at the 49th Young Piano Performers Competition of Cataluña.
He started his piano education at the age of three and he was later advised by Joyce Bennet. In 2011 and 2012 he attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in London, where he studied with Ruth Nye. He has also studied with Anna Grinberg, among others. He offered his first concert at the age of four at the Queensland Conservatorium. He has given recitals in Australia as well as abroad ever since. In 2010 he played with Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. In 2015 he played Schumann’s piano concerto with Brisbane Pops Orchestra and in 2016 he performed with the Young Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in the Australian Piano Duo Festival. He has also performed within the AIE Cycle at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Sevilla's Cicus Auditorium, and at Cataluña's Hammerklavier Festival.
As a student of the School, he has attended masterclasses by Jerome Rose, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Eldar Nebolsin and Alexander Lonquich, and has been part of the Mistral Trio and the Tricorne Ensemble. He is currently a member of the Bain Satie Ensemble.